The Way Back (PG-13) ★★★

By April 6, 2020April 8th, 2020Backstage Pass

Ben Affleck in a sports drama by Warner Bros. Pictures. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the closing of movie theaters the film is now streaming online.

Affleck, plays Jack an alcoholic construction worker who’s recruited to be the new head coach of a struggling High School basketball team. Here’s the catch, Jack not only attended that High School ‘back in the day’ he was the star of the basketball team.

The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor, who brought us the sports movies “Miracle” and “Warrior.”

Most people know that Affleck has struggled with alcohol, he’s the reason to pay $19.99 and see the film. His emotionally raw performance is award-worthy.

The recreation of the championship game is outstanding, you’ll feel the heightened crowd electricity, and see the immense pressure of the players.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ben Affleck in a scene from “The Way Back.” (Richard Foreman/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)